October 6, 2014

Penn IUR Co-Sponsors AppItUp Challenge

Do you have a great app idea? If you are a member of the Penn community (students, faculty and staff), then you can submit your idea to the AppItUp Challenge, a contest that collects mobile app ideas from across the University and helps to support and foster the best ones. The winning idea will get a $50,000 investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners.  

The AppItUp Challenge is in its second year of existence, and Penn IUR is pleased to co-sponsor its newest “Climate Change and Resiliency” track along with Penn’s Facilities and Real Estate Services. Apps entered in this category will solve problems related to energy efficiency, the creation of sustainable food networks, transportation, waste recycling, and green infrastructure. In addition to this newest category, apps can be submitted in three other categories: commercial apps with broad appeal, specialized apps that serve a particular professional need, or “noble mobile” apps that are aimed at doing social good.   

AppItUp is accepting submissions through Sunday, Oct. 19. You can read more about the contest and confidentially submit ideas on the AppItUP website.  

 


Media Contact:

Deborah Lang
Communications Director
dlang@upenn.edu
215-573-8386

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